Thank you to all who attended the Building Communities of Belonging conference at Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville! We hope that you found the conference encouraging and equipping. As a reminder, if you haven’t filled out the feedback survey yet we would encourage you to do so at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/BCOB

We know that it can be easy to misplace files, or perhaps you prefer electronic copies, so find the resources from your conference files below.

Remember that we will be posting videos to this site as they become available.

  1. BCOB Conference Booklet
  2. BCOB Resource List
  3. All resources on the Conference USB key

Resources from Erik Carter

  1. Congregational Practice Guide
  2. Indicators of Welcome Tool
  3. Keynote handouts (click here for large print)

Faith, Family and Friendship Workshop

  1. Resources and Articles from Herb Goodhoofd

A note on what the conference was about:

The conference, hosted by Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville, Ontario, featured speakers such as Erik Carter, author of Including People with Developmental Disabilities in Faith Communities, Chantal Huinink, a motivational speaker, author and social justice advocate, and Tom Reynolds,  author of Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality. Focusing on church contexts, this event features workshops and sessions to inform and equip anyone with a passion to build “communities of belonging.”